A characteristically sober and balanced piece by Paul Pillar, commenting on the overthrow of Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi, appears as a blog item on the website of the US journal The National Interest.
Pillar, author of Intelligence and US Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11 and Misguided Reform, begins:
The most important consequences of the Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohamed Morsi will become clear only over a long term. But for anyone who believes the coup was on balance a favorable event, an awful lot of favorable news will have to come out in the months ahead to offset what has already happened in the first few days after the generals moved.
To read the full piece, see Falling Off a Cliff in Egypt.